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#81 sebberry

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 08:21 PM

Let's hope the clouds clear up a bit this evening. 


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 08:50 PM

Remember, never look at a lunar eclipse with your bare eyes.  Use at least a #75 welding glass.  If you don't, mythology says you turn to stone.  That must be it, because I specifically remember my mother telling me it was something else that would make me go blind: welding.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:13 PM

I heard the moon was made of cheese iam-1_zpsff56f7b9.gif


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:44 PM

My phone app can see the moon but the clouds are spoiling the view.



#85 Mike K.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 05:54 AM

The moon was very visible in the middle of the night, sometime around 3AM or so.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 05:58 AM

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Doug Clement got that around 2am.


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 08:12 AM

I guess I should have stayed up.  I went to bed around midnight and there was no moon.  Well I'm sure there was a moon somewhere behind the clouds.  Of all the nights to be cloudy...


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 12:22 PM

I guess I should have stayed up.  I went to bed around midnight and there was no moon.  Well I'm sure there was a moon somewhere behind the clouds.  Of all the nights to be cloudy...

 

I might try to stay up and catch it tonight.



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:44 PM

That'll work


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#90 Mike K.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:05 PM

It's a two day event?


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:15 PM

It might be for Bingo ;)

 

There's another one on Oct 8 I think.  Weather forecasters calling for cloud. 


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:21 PM

Ohhh :)


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Posted 23 May 2014 - 05:36 PM

Anyone camping out for the big show tonight?

 

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...night-1.2650775


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Posted 23 May 2014 - 05:57 PM

There's another one on Oct 8 I think.  Weather forecasters calling for cloud. 

 

There are several meteor showers every year, mostly about the same times of the year.

 

A new one, on the other hand, is rather unusual.  The one predicted for tonight would be just that, a new one where there hasn't been one before.  So to amateur astronomers at least, it has a special meaning.  This is your chance to see the Camelopardalids for the first time ever, assuming the prediction is correct.



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 01:45 PM

Anyone camping out for the big show tonight?

 

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...night-1.2650775

Will I need my welding goggles for this one?



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 01:56 PM

Will I need my welding goggles for this one?

 

Ya, I watched that lunar eclipse a few weeks back and I could see nothing at all with my welding glasses on.  So I just went back inside and finished off some welding jobs I had lined up.


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Posted 24 May 2014 - 02:16 PM

Will I need my welding goggles for this one?

 

Sounds like it was a dud.  I don't think anyone needed welding goggles for it.


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Posted 24 May 2014 - 02:22 PM

Sounds like it was a dud.  I don't think anyone needed welding goggles for it.

 

No, they said it was big enough to view with the naked eye, but you could burn your retina if you look directly at the moon at night.


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 11:17 AM

No, they said it was big enough to view with the naked eye, but you could burn your retina if you look directly at the moon at night.

 

Whoever "they' were, they were telling you nonsense.  The only celestial object you need protection to observe visually is the Sun.

 

Venus is actually much brighter than the moon for an equal unit of area.  And you don't need protection for your eyes to look at it, either.



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Posted 25 May 2014 - 11:19 AM

Whoever "they' were, they were telling you nonsense.  

 

It was the commission-based salesman at the welding supplies store.


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